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  • 1930 Harry Bedford, Derby County centre-forward, transferred to Newcastle United. Between the Wars there was a breed of strong, fearless centres whose main objective was to score goals and Harry Bedford was one of these who had also added a considerable amount of skill to his game. He joined Nottingham Forest just after the First War but it was not until he moved to Blackpool in 1921 that he began to make his name. When he moved to Derby in September 1925 he had scored 102 goals for the Seasiders and in the subsequent five years at the Baseball Ground he struck anothe r142. From Newcastle he moved to Sunderland in March 1932, Bradford a few months later and then to Chesterfield for his last season in the League; 1933-34. In all he scored 309 goals in 487 League matches and played for England against Sweden in 1923 and against Ireland in 1925.
  • 1937 Billy Dean, one of the greatest centre-forwards of all time made his 399th and last League appearance for Everton against Birmingham at Goodison Park. He had scored 349 goals in those matches. His career began with Tranmere Rovers in 1924 for whom he made two appearances without scoring. The following season he had scored 27 in 27 games when he was transferred to Everton in March 1925. From then on he became even more prolific and in 1927-28 he scored 60 (the Football League record) getting three in the last game of the season against Arsenal to reach the target. He won two Championship medals with the club and captained them to their 1933 FA Cup success. In March 1938 he joined Notts County and then Sligo Rovers in the Irish Free State League. His final League record was 379 goals in 437 matches. During the Second War he served with the 27th Lancers and was taken prisoner during the Desert Campaign. After the War he ran a pub in Chester for many years but had to give up due to ill-health. It is testimony to the esteem in which he was held by the Everton faithful that in March 1964, 26 years after he had left the club, some 36,000 people supported a testimonial match played for him at Goodison.
  • 1949 Yugoslavia beat France 3-2 in a World Cup play-off match to qualify for the 1950 Finals in Brazil.
  • 1959 West Bromwich Albion transferred their veteran wing-half Jimmy Dudley to Walsall. He joined Albion in 1946 but had to wait three years to make his debut. He won a Cup medal in 1954, the same season in which he won his only representative honour playing for Scotland in the B international against England. He was a member of the Walsall side which gained promotion from the Fourth to the Second Division in two seasons and retired in 1964. He played 285 League games for Albion and 165 for Walsall scoring a total of nine goals.
  • 1962 Tottenham Hotspur beat Glasgow Rangers 3-2 at Ibrox Park to win their European Cup Winners Cup Second Round tie 8-4 on aggregate. Spurs went on to win the Cup and record the first victory by a British club in a major European competition.
  • 1983 Gremino of Brazil beat Hamburg in Tokyo 2-1 to win the World Club Championship.
  • 1995 Rune Hauge is banned by FIFA indefinitely from football.